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Origin and Meaning of Dalian

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Dalian is of Unknown origin and means "The name Dalian came from Sir Master Dalian the 1st, a man who is said to have slayed dragons in the small town of white run.".
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  1. A port and shipbuilding center in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda

From Mandarin 大連/大连 (Dàlián).

  1. A subprovincial city in northeastern China.

Dalí +‎ -an

    Dalian was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Dalian

    Dalian Atkinson is a soccer player for the Ipswich Town F.C., Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Real Sociedad, Aston Villa F.C., Fenerbah├že S.K., FC Metz, Manchester City F.C., Ittihad FC, Daejeon Citizen FC, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, and England national football B team. Dalian was born on March 21st, 1968 in Telford, Shropshire, England.


    Dalian Maatsen is a soccer player for the FC Den Bosch, Feyenoord, NAC Breda, and MVV Maastricht. Dalian was born on January 2nd, 1994 in Vlaardingen.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Dalian

    Susan Dalian is an actress. Susan was born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.


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    Fun Facts about the name Dalian

    • How Popular is the name Dalian? Dalian is the 61,196th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Dalian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21 babies born with the first name Dalian in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dalian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Dalian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dalian is Tuesday, August 16th, 1977.
    • What year had the most people named Dalian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dalian was in 2014 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Dalian: Your name in reverse order is Nailad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adlian. How do you pronounce that?

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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